United Latinos for Justice, moderated by Elsa Knight Thompson. Victor Martinez and Juan Martinez discuss their attempt to unite the Chicano community.Recorded: 1 Apr. 1968.(39 min.)BB2467 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: latinos, justic, thompson, martinez, pacifica, chicano
Treating the injured at the Chicago convention, Dr. Quentin Young; interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson. Discussion of Young's voluntary medical team which helped treat injuries suffered during the Chicago demonstration. (50 min.)BB2160 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: chicago, panther, young, doctor, seale, pacifica, thompson
A NIGHT IN CHICAGO / reported by Dale Minor, Phil Watson and Bob Fass. Produced by Elsa Knight Thompson. Documentary report on the demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Includes ctuality of Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party co-founder outside the Convention Center at a Black Panther rally; Dick Gregory at President Lyndon Johnson's "birthday" party; and reports from Allen Ginsberg and Studs Terkel about police brutality at a religious prayer vigil.... Topics: chicago, panther, johnson, ginsberg, terkel, seale, pacifica, thompson, gregory
Mrs. Evalyn Dundas, whose son Malcolm is serving a prison term for non-cooperation with the draft, discusses with Elsa Knight Thompson the problems that such a situation poses for parents. Malcolm was granted the status of conscientious objector, and joined the Peace Corps through which he was a teacher in Tanzania. He was then recalled by the government and given the draft status of 1A. Malcolm protested the draft, was arrested, and at the time of this interview, was serving a term of 18... Topics: Thompson, Elsa Knight, Parenting., Draft resistance., Dundas, Malcolm, American Women Making... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Elsa Knight Thompson (April 6, 1906 - February 12, 1983), broadcaster and former Public Affairs Director at KPFA accepts the KPFA Lewis Hill Award on April 17, 1982. According to the folio below, she was unable to attend the awards banquet, so she submitted this recorded acceptance speech. Topics: Women journalists., Lewis Hill Award, Thompson, Elsa Knight, American Women Making History and... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Ella Winter, author, foreign correspondent, world traveler, interviewed in studio by Elsa Knight Thompson concerning her life, views on society, government, communications. Ella was born in Australia, grew up in England, attended London School of Economics, and was married to two famous husbands: Lincoln Steffens and Donald Ogden Stewart. Her travels and observations about the Soviet Union and China are given here and in her autobiography, "And Not to Yield." Winter tells Thompson... Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Winter, Ella, 1898-1980, Thompson, Elsa... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Elsa Knight Thompson interviews Eldridge Cleaver at the offices of Ramparts magazine in September, 1968. Cleaver had recently been prohibited from teaching a course (class 139X) at the University of California, Berkeley about social change in America. Topics: Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-, Academic freedom., Social change., Eldridge Cleaver interview /...
Louise Thompson interviews Julia Miles, Kathleen Chalfant and Gayle Austin of the American Place Theatre Women's Project. Over the last several months the Women's Project of the American Place Theatre solicited new plays from women playwrights around the country. Of the hundreds of plays they received, they chose twenty, which were read to an invited audience of theatre professionals. In the spring, four of these will be given studio productions open to the public. Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Thompson, Louise., Miles, Julia, Chalfant,... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Series of talks about the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Includes statements by Robert Lowell, John Kenneth Galbraith, Tom Hayden, Jeremy Lardner, and Murray Thompson. Topics: Robert Lowell, John Kenneth Galbraith, Tom Hayden, Jeremy Lardner, Murray Thompson, 1968 Democratic...
The internationally known political author and lecturer Ella Winter talks with Elsa Knight Thompson about the changes she finds in the United States since her last visit to this country, which had been in 1962 or 1963. Winter says that the country seems much more outspoken about politics, and much less fearful, in general, about a looming Communist threat. Winter was born in Australia, had been residing in London at the time of the interview, but says in this interview that she considered... Topics: Thompson, Elsa Knight, Winter, Ella, 1898-1980, Women journalists., KPFA open hour, American Women... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Sally Bray, who has been a member of the National Council of United World Federalists since 1949, talks with Elsa Knight Thompson about the international activities of the Federalists. Mrs. Bray spent six months in Europe in 1951 helping to organize an International Federalist Congress in Rome, and in the following years, had been a member of the American delegation to the annual international congresses in Holland, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Tokyo, Manchester, The Hague, Oslo, and San... Topics: Bray, Sally., Thompson, Elsa Knight, World politics -- 1945-, United World Federalists (U.S.),... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Professor Otto Butz of the Department of Social Science at San Francisco State College is interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson about the book which he has edited, To Make a Difference, published in January 1967 by Harper & Row. The book grew out of a series of talks by SF State College students, originally broadcast in 1966 on KPFA. Topics: Thompson, Elsa Knight, Students -- Attitudes., New age (Concepts, lifestyles, etc.)., Students --... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Part 2 of Elsa Knight Thompson's interview with Huey Newton in jail in Oakland, CA. Thompson asks Newton whether short-term solutions offered by white communities are compatible with the aims of the Black Panthers. Newton asserts that the Black Panther Party program could be instituted immediately were it not for the racist power structure. Newton also talks about his Congressional bid for election on the Peace & Freedom Party ticket as a means to educate more people about the struggles of... Topics: BLACK PANTHER PARTY., Newton, Huey P., Prisoners -- Personal narratives., Huey Newton from jail in...
Dorothy Thompson (1893-1961) was an American broadcast and print journalist, best known for her work as a foreign correspondent and her column "On the Record" that appeared in the New York Herald Tribune from 1936-1941. This is a recording of the campaign speech made by Thompson over the Mutual Broadcasting System, October 29, 1944, New York City. Copies of the speech were attainable from The National Independent Committee for Roosevelt and Truman, Hotel Roosevelt. This is a tape... Topics: Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, American Women... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Attorney Charles E. Sherman, better known as Ed Sherman, author of the book "How to do your own divorce in California" (Occidental, CA: Nolo Press, 1972), talks to Elsa Knight Thompson. Sherman advises not representing yourself in a divorce case, and discusses legal fees, divorce rates, and religious versus legal interpretations of divorce law. Also broadcast on WBAI on 7/28/71. Topics: Thompson, Elsa Knight, Sherman, Charles Edward, 1938-, Divorce -- United States., Law --... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Ginny Z. Berson and Marci Lockwood host Majority Report, June 3, 1982. Segments: 1. News wrap-up -- 2. Ginny Foat, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW)-California, discusses last-minute strategies to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment with Ginny Z. Berson -- 3. A report by Marci Lockwood on the Jewish Feminist Conference held in San Francisco from May 29-31, 1982 -- 4. A review of "For the Love of Women," a new exhibit at Vida Gallery in the San Francisco Women's... Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Berson, Ginny Z., Lockwood, Marci, Foat,... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Judith P. Baumgartner, a Swiss registered nurse, spent two years in Nepal under the auspices of a private organization called the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance, nine months of that time completely alone in an area so remote she had to walk for six days to complete the last lap of her journey. She tells Elsa Knight Thompson about her work to found a hospital and bring medical care to a valley in the Himalayas. RECORDED: 12 July 1962. BROADCAST: KPFA, 26 Aug. 1962. Topics: Baumbgartner, Judith., Thompson, Elsa Knight, Nepal -- Description and travel., Rural health... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Steven E. Kroll, president of the Boalt Hall Student Association of the U.C. law school in Berkeley, tells Elsa Knight Thompson about the U.C. law students' complaint to the FCC against television station KPIX. Boalt Hall is the law school at the University of California, Berkeley. On December 8, 1968, KPIX in San Francisco ran a 1/2-hour film entitled "A Report To The People," sponsored by a group called Californians For A Creative Society. The film featured Governor Ronald Reagan... Topics: Kroll, Steven E., Thompson, Elsa Knight, Telecommunication -- Law and legislation., Fairness... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Jack Ling is the Public Information Officer for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Asia. During a recent holiday in the Bay Area he discussed, with Elsa Knight Thompson of KPFA, the enormous job UNICEF is attempting in Asia and the achievements made within their limited budget. Topics: Ling, Jack C. S., Thompson, Elsa Knight, Child health services., World Health Organization,... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
KPFA's Elsa Knight Thompson interviews Huey Newton in jail in Oakland, CA. Newton discusses the capitalist exploitation of black labor and how the concept of free enterprise has been destructive to black people. Thompson and Newton talk about the increasing awareness of the Black Panther movement in the East Bay Area and what the role of the unorganized white person who wishes to align themselves with Black Liberation. Topics: BLACK PANTHER PARTY., Newton, Huey P., Prisoners -- Personal narratives., Huey Newton from jail in...
Dr. Maria Kusmierczuk, physician from Gdansk and Jadwiga Hasa, a pharmacist from Warsaw, two survivors from the German Concentration camp at Ravensbruck, Poland, describe their life there. Both women were members of the Underground Army, the Polish resistance movement in WWII. The women describe how prisoners in the all-women concentration camp, who were referred to as "Lapin" (rabbits), were used in medical experiments by Nazi doctors, and discuss their lives after their liberation... Topics: Thompson, Elsa Knight, Kusmierczuk, Maria., World War II -- Concentration camps., Concentration... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Attorney Carol Ruth Silver, Director of Berkeley Neighborhood Legal Services, is interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson. The topic is PLEA (Poverty Lawyers for Effective Advocacy), a group of lawyers who provide legal aid to the poor and underprivileged. Berkeley Neighborhood Legal Services is funded by a grant produced from the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Originally broadcast during KPFA's open hour. Topics: Thompson, Elsa Knight, Silver, Carol Ruth., Lawyers., KPFA open hour, Legal aid., United States.... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Jessica Mitford, author of "The American Way of Death" (Buccaneer Books, 1963), talks with Elsa Knight Thompson about recent developments in legislation and public attitudes on death in America. Produced by KPFA and Elsa Knight Thompson. Box says recorded and broadcast on February 20, 1966, but folio listing appears in the October 1965 KPFA folio. Topics: Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Thompson, Elsa... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Speeches and interviews given by Free Speech Movement defendants as they are sentenced, enter, or are released from the Santa Rita detention center for their activities three years prior. Narrator Elsa Knight Thompson explains how on June 12, 1967 the United States Supreme Court refused to hear the Free Speech Movement case, she reads the appeal brief, and speaks of the details of the sentencing of the participants of the Sit-In at Sproul Hall in December 1964. On June 21, 1967 they began... Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Free Speech Movement (Berkeley, Calif.),... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Alan S. Maremont, San Francisco director of the Kate Maremont Foundation and Richard Bentley, project manager of the new Crescent Park integrated housing development in Richmond, California talk with Elsa Knight Thompson. This program regards Multifamily Rental Housing for Moderate Income Families (Section 221(d)(3) and (4)) a.k.a. HUD (housing and urban development). Topics: Maremont, Alan S., Thompson, Elsa Knight, Bentley, Richard., Housing policy -- Richmond (Calif.).,... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Marci Lockwood and Peggy Bray host Majority Report, November 4, 1982. Segments: 1. News wrap-up -- 2. Karen Sundheim speaks with Joanne Ball and Ann Marie Wagstaff from Davis Women Fight Back on the disruption of the recent Take Back the Night event at UC Davis by fraternities, with a comment by Intra-Fraternity Council President Tom Bonfiglio -- 3. Jean Robertson reviews Z. Budapest's new theater piece, The Rise of the Fates, which roasts the patriarchy and celebrates women's spirituality;... Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lockwood, Marci, Bray, Peggy., Budapest,... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The East Bay Activities Center was established as a non-profit organization in 1952 and held forth as its mission to serve emotionally disturbed children of normal intelligence between the ages of 5 and 12. This is a panel discussion on this unique Bay Area experiment in dealing with disturbed children. Elsa Knight Thompson moderates, and the participants are Mrs. Kenneth Hayes, President of the Board of Directors of the Center; Mrs. Frederic Carpenter, Director of the Center; Dr. Elinor B.... Topics: Child health services -- San Francisco (Calif.)., Mentally ill persons -- Care and treatment.,... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Elsa Knight Thompson talks with Shari Whitehead of the International Liberation School and Dr. Richard Fine, co-chairman of the San Francisco Medical Committee for Human Rights, about a recent trip to northern New Mexico, their investigations into the appalling medical situation there, and the plans to correct it. Originally aired during KPFA's open hour. Topics: Fine, Richard N., Whitehead, Shari, Thompson, Elsa Knight, Health facilities -- New Mexico.,... Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Description : The city of Berkeley's first Black mayor, Warren Widener (1938-2013) discusses how he hopes to implement his programs, the role of the police in the community, and providing aid for schools, among other subjects. This interview with Al Silbowitz and Elsa Knight Thompson was broadcast live on KPFA, Monday, April 26, 1971. Call Number : BC0037 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond... Topics: californialightandsound, African American politicians., Mayors--Berkeley (Calif.), Thompson, Elsa... Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Note : Content begins at 00:00:56 Description : Reports on a demonstration at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. Burton White and Alex Hoffman cover events at Vallejo, the conclusion of a 600 mile peace march organized by CNVA (Committee for Non-Violent Action) West. Twelve protesters declare their intention to go onto the base and talk with shipyard workers. The program contains actuality of the resulting rally, where the protesters talk about the arms race, communism, and... Topics: californialightandsound, Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Mare Island, Anti-nuclear movement,... Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Additional Title : Bodega Bay Description : Elsa Knight Thompson and Joan McIntyre interview John Brian "Joe" Neilands, professor of biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, on his petition for a rehearing before the State Public Utilities Commission on the nuclear reactor proposed for Bodega Bay. Dr. Neilands questions the role of the University of California in not defending what he calls "the biological integrity of the site." Call Number : BB0315 Date... Topics: californialightandsound, Nuclear power plants--Bodega Bay, Antinuclear movement, Thompson, Elsa... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Series Title : Open hour Description : Reverend Larry Beggs, director of Huckleberry's for Runaways, talks with Elsa Knight Thompson about the work of his organization, which helps teenage runaways, through their own problem-solving and decision-making powers, to return home with dignity and without police pickup and incarceration. Call Number : BB1794 Date Published : 1969-06-23 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials... Topics: californialightandsound, Youth shelters, Beggs, Larry, Thompson, Elsa Knight, San Francisco (Calif.) Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, director of the new Exploratorium of the Palace of Arts and Science, located in the Palace of Fine Arts building in San Francisco, is interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson of KPFA about the concepts behind the new museum and what one can expect to find there. Call Number : BB2274 Date Published : 1969-11-04 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by... Topics: californialightandsound, Children's museums, Exploratorium (Organization), Oppenheimer, Frank,... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape